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    Question Such thing as Optic Overkill on the SCAR 17s?

    I recently purchased a Black SCAR 17s and have been adding a couple of different accessories to it, to make it have a personal touch, but is it possible to purchase an optic that is overkill for the 17s? I have been looking around for the last couple of months and have always come back to the Leupold Mark 4 6.5-20x50mm and the Trijicon Accupoint 5-20x50. Ill mainly be shooting 300 yards with the scope, but have an 45 degree offset RMR for CQB? What do ya'll suggest for this situation?
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    overkill is what you say it is, not what the internet tells you

    personally i stopped with a 10x scope on my 17s, and put the F1 15x scope on a bolt gun, but I wouldn't begrudge anyone with that leupy on a 17s if that's what they wanted
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    If they made a 40x in a 24-32mm bell I'd buy it!
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    That's a lot of glass for the carbine. Unless you're always shooting from a supported (bipod, bench, etc) position, I would seriously think about something with less than 6.5X as a starting magnification.

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    I put the IOR Eliminator 1-10x on mine, and thats about all youll need if your using it for such. best of all worlds. here are a few pics of mine.


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    I have a 2-12x42 on mine and it's a bit much.

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    Wow that digicam finish is slick!
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    I actually liked my F1 nightforce on the 17s... but it was longer than the entire upper and it didn't help me shoot any better.

    It's in the back on this picture:



    Now I am back to the Leupold Mk4 3.5-10 on the 17s, and I think it's the right amount of optic for me on that rifle. If my eyes were a little better or I was younger, I'm sure something like a 1-6 would be perfect.

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    I run a 2.5-10 but honestly I take my scope off a lot because it gets heavy moving with 2-3lbs of gear attached.



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    Went with a 1.5-8 IOR on mine, more than enough to do everything I need this carbine to do.


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